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QS World University Rankings rates MIT No. 1 in 12 subjects for 2021

The Institute ranks second in four subject areas.
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MIT has been honored with 12 No. 1 subject rankings in the QS World University Rankings for 2021.

The Institute received a No. 1 ranking in the following QS subject areas: Architecture; Chemistry; Computer Science and Information Systems; Chemical Engineering; Civil and Structural Engineering; Economics and Econometrics; Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering; Linguistics; Mathematics; Physics and Astronomy; and Statistics and Operational Research.

MIT also placed second in four subject areas: Accounting and Finance; Biological Sciences; Earth and Marine Sciences; and Materials Science.

Quacquarelli Symonds Limited subject rankings, published annually, are designed to help prospective students find the leading schools in their field of interest. Rankings are based on research quality and accomplishments, academic reputation, and graduate employment.

MIT has been ranked as the No. 1 university in the world by QS World University Rankings for nine straight years.

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